« Seule la forêt est un bien précieux »


Namowë avec son singe Serowë, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela

« Mais les blancs sont d’autres personnes que nous. Leur pensée reste constamment attachée à leur marchandise. Ils le font sans relâche et désirent toujours de nouveaux produits. Ils s’entretuent déjà constamment pour de l’argent dans leurs villes et se battent contre d’autres personnes pour les minerais et le pétrole qu’ils prennent du sol. Mais ils ne semblent pas inquiets de nous faire tous périr avec les fumées épidémiques qui s’échappent de toutes ces choses. Ils ne pensent pas qu’ils gâtent la terre et le ciel et qu’ils ne pourront jamais en recréer de nouveaux. »

– Porte-parole et chaman Yanomami Davi Kopenawa

NON à la destruction par l’Arc minier de l’Orénoque par Maduro des terres indigènes du Venezuela!

NON à la suppression par Bolsonaro des protections des territoires autochtones au Brésil!

S’il vous plaît, voir: La surprise du garçon Yanomami dans la jungle, un film de 38 secondes de Barbara Crane Navarro:

VEUILLEZ NE PAS ACHETER OU UTILISER DE L’OR!

S’il vous plaît, offrez des cadeaux qui ne détruisent pas la nature et la vie des peuples autochtones!

Et s’il vous plaît, voir ce film de 48 secondes – Sculptures totémiques – Les chamans Yanomami luttent contre la fumée d’épidémies xawara:

https://barbara-navarro.com/2020/09/26/prolongation-exposition-pas-de-cartier-les-yanomami-et-les-arbres-extraction-dor-et-articles-de-luxe-en-or-covid-19-propage-par-les-mineurs-dorjusquau-12-novembre/

About Barbara Crane Navarro - Rainforest Art Project

I'm a French artist living near Paris. From 1968 to 1973 I studied at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, then at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California, for my BFA. My work for many decades has been informed and inspired by time spent with indigenous communities. Various study trips devoted to the exploration of techniques and natural pigments took me originally to the Dogon of Mali, West Africa, and subsequently to Yanomami communities in Venezuela and Brazil. Over many years, during the winters, I studied the techniques of traditional Bogolan painting. Hand woven fabric is dyed with boiled bark from the Wolo tree or crushed leaves from other trees, then painted with mud from the Niger river which oxidizes in contact with the dye. Through the Dogon and the Yanomami, my interest in the multiplicity of techniques and supports for aesthetic expression influenced my artistic practice. The voyages to the Amazon Rainforest have informed several series of paintings created while living among the Yanomami. The support used is roughly woven canvas prepared with acrylic medium then textured with a mixture of sand from the river bank and lava. This supple canvas is then rolled and transported on expeditions into the forest. They are then painted using a mixture of acrylic colors and Achiote and Genipap, the vegetal pigments used by the Yanomami for their ritual body paintings and on practical and shamanic implements. My concern for the ongoing devastation of the Amazon Rainforest has inspired my films and installation projects. Since 2005, I've created a perfomance and film project - Fire Sculpture - to bring urgent attention to Rainforest issues. To protest against the continuing destruction, I've publicly set fire to my totemic sculptures. These burning sculptures symbolize the degradation of nature and the annihilation of indigenous cultures that depend on the forest for their survival.
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8 Responses to « Seule la forêt est un bien précieux »

  1. Oiii maravilhoso como sempre…uma pergunta…vai colocar os posts em português?!

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